Padraic “Paddy” L. Spence, Chair of the Board

Mr. Spence serves as Chair of the Zevia board of directors. Mr. Spence previously served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the board of directors from March 2021 through July 2022. Prior to this he served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Zevia LLC, a subsidiary of Zevia PBC, since September 2010 when he acquired the company. Mr. Spence is a 27-year veteran of the natural and organic products industry. From 2005 to 2009, he served as President of Levlad, a personal care manufacturer known for its natural brand Nature’s Gate. Prior to Levlad, Mr. Spence founded SPINS, LLC, a market research firm for the natural products industry, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2003, then its Chairman until 2004 when it was sold to private investors. As the CEO of SPINS, he tracked the sales of more than 300,000 natural and organic products. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Spence served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Kashi Company, a manufacturer of natural cereals. He has also held positions at Harvard Business School’s Division of Research, the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University, and within the United Parcel Service’s International Marketing department. He previously served as lead independent director for Physicians Formula Inc., a cosmetics company. Mr. Spence earned his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Amy E. Taylor

Ms. Taylor has served as Zevia’s Chief Executive Officer since August 2022, as Zevia’s President since June 2021, and as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2021. From February 2000 to July 2020, Ms. Taylor served in various roles at Red Bull North America, including as President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2018 to 2020, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the East Business Unit from 2012 to 2018, and Vice President of Marketing from 2007 to 2012. During her time at Red Bull North America, she led the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning in the United States, and drove sales and marketing collaborations across twelve regions to deliver record-level growth and market share. Prior to joining Red Bull, Ms. Taylor worked in sports marketing. Ms. Taylor earned her B.A. from James Madison University and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacqueline J. Hayes

Ms. Hayes has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2021. Ms. Hayes became the General Counsel of Warner Bros. Discovery - Studios and Networks, a business unit of Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. (“WMD”) resulting from the completed merger of AT&T Inc.’s WarnerMedia unit and Discovery Inc. on April 8, 2022. At WMD, a premier standalone media and entertainment company, Ms. Hayes leads the legal teams of Warner Bros. Discovery - Studios and Networks who support all film, television and streaming content production. Ms. Hayes previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Media, LLC, a media and entertainment company, from August 2019 to April 2022. At Warner Media, Ms. Hayes served as chief counsel to three business units including Direct-to-Consumer, Sales and Distribution, and Technology and Operations. Prior to Warner Media, Ms. Hayes served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., a home video distribution division of Warner Bros. Entertainment, from January 1998 to August 2019. Ms. Hayes served as an associate at several law firms, including Troop Meisinger Steuber and Pasich from January 1996 to January 1998, Goulston and Storrs, P.C. from July 1994 to December 1995, and Moses and Singer from September 1992 to June 1994. Ms. Hayes earned her B.A. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

David J. Lee

Mr. Lee has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since July 2022. Mr. Lee serves as the President and is a board member of AppHarvest, a sustainable food company developing and operating some of the world’s largest high-tech indoor farms designed to grow nutritious fruits and vegetables at scale using sunshine, rainwater and up to 90% less water than open-field growing, all while producing yields up to 30 times that of traditional agriculture and preventing agricultural runoff. He has over two decades of experience across retail and consumer industries driving business transformation, supply chain optimization, operations and finance. Prior to AppHarvest, Mr. Lee served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Impossible Foods, where he led the business functions to transform it from a pre-revenue to hyper-growth company with global sales and a comprehensive commercial manufacturing and supply chain capability. Prior to Impossible Foods, Mr. Lee was the Chief Financial Officer of Zynga and helped lead the company from being primarily web-based to mobile, driving mobile topline growth over 80% in one year. Mr. Lee previously served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Strategy at Best Buy and as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products at Del Monte Foods, where he ran the global food business. Mr. Lee also spent time helping to turn around PG&E during the California Energy Crisis as Director of Strategic Planning serving as strategy consultant at McKinsey, in venture capital investing at EPVC, and in advertising at the Leo Burnett Company. Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of directors of Benson Hill and is a Fellow at the Council of Korean Americans, and a Fellow of the Network of Korean American Leaders. He earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Harvard College.

Philip H. O’Brien , Lead Independent Director

Mr. O’Brien has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. Since September 2021, Mr. O’Brien serves on the board of directors of Wizeline, Inc, a global technology services company. Mr. O’Brien has been designated as a director by Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ), an institutional investor based in Quebec, Canada, and has served as Senior Director, Private Equity at CDPQ U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of CDPQ, since June 2019. Mr. O’Brien leads direct technology and consumer private equity investing for CDPQ in the U.S. and is based out of New York. Prior to CDPQ, Mr. O’Brien worked from April 2014 to May 2019 at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (“ADIC”), a sovereign wealth fund, where he served as a Principal and led the firm’s North American direct Private Equity investing activities. Prior to ADIC, Mr. O’Brien worked in private equity investment at Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout Fund. He was also an investment banker within Deutsche Bank Securities’ Industrials Group. Mr. O’Brien previously served on the board of directors of Hilco Trading, LLC, an investment company, from October 2019 to August 2021. Mr. O’Brien earned his B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Rosemary L. Ripley

Ms. Ripley has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since February 2012. She has worked at NGEN Partners, a growth equity investment firm, since November 2006, and currently serves as Managing Director. From 1990 to 2005, Ms. Ripley worked at the Altria Group where she accelerated growth at Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing Company through expansionary growth plans and transformative acquisitions. Prior to joining the Altria Group, she worked as an investment banker at Furman Selz and L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. She co-founded Circle Financial Group (now known as Circle Wealth Management), a multi-family investment advisory firm, where she served as Managing Director from March 2005 to October 2006. Ms. Ripley has served on numerous private company boards, and currently serves on the board of Nlyte, a software company for data centers. She also sits on the Supervisory Board of Heineken, NV, a brewing company. She also sits on the advisory board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and chairs the board of the Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. Ms. Ripley earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from Yale University.

Andrew “Andy” Ruben

Mr. Ruben has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. He is the founder, and since March 2012 has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Trove Recommerce, Inc., a company that provides technology, logistics and expertise for apparel resale. Prior to Trove, from March 2002 to February 2012, Mr. Ruben served in various roles at Walmart Inc., ƒa multinational retail corporation, including as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vice President of Private Brand Strategy and Operations, and Vice President of Omni-Channel. During his time at Walmart, he led a number of transformational efforts, including overseeing global corporate strategy, launching Walmart’s sustainability efforts and leading omnichannel and e-commerce efforts. He is a TED speaker and has been recognized professionally as the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year, a Retailing Rising Star by Chain Store Age and a 40 Under 40 Business Leader. Mr. Ruben currently serves on the Competitive Council at Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. Ruben earned his B.S. in Engineering and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Julie G. Ruehl

Ms. Ruehl has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since March 2021. Ms. Ruehl most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fly Leasing Limited, a global commercial aircraft leasing company, from August 2017 until its acquisition by Carlyle Aviation Partners in August 2021. From November 2011 to December 2015, Ms. Ruehl served as the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Big Heart Pet Brands and for its predecessor, Del Monte Corporation, then one of the country’s largest producers, distributors and marketers of premium quality, branded pet products and food products for the U.S. retail market. From May 2005 to October 2011, Ms. Ruehl served in senior financial positions with Del Monte Corporation and its parent, Del Monte Foods Company. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Ruehl served in a senior financial position with Sanmina Corporation, a global provider of electronics manufacturing services, prior to which she served as an Audit Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP. In March 2022, Ms. Ruehl was appointed to the board of Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, and has been appointed as chair of the audit committee. In November 2021, Ms. Ruehl was appointed to the board of Wizeline, Inc., a global technology services company, and has been appointed as chair of the audit committee. Ms. Ruehl earned her B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Justin Shaw

Mr. Shaw has served as a member of the Zevia board of directors since December 2020. Mr. Shaw has been designated as a director by CDPQ and has served as its Operating Partner, Private Equity, Americas since October 2019. Prior to CDPQ, he served as a Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Capital Management for 18 years, where he worked with portfolio companies in various sectors, including aerospace, healthcare, energy, financial services and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Cerberus Capital Management, Mr. Shaw served in senior management roles including as Vice President, Strategy and Supply Chain at the Keane Group, interim Chief Financial Officer at Root9B, Director of Strategy and Development, then Vice President and General Manager at Rosenbluth Interactive. He has also held various leadership positions at IMS Health, Dun and Bradstreet and AlliedSignal. He began his career as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Shaw currently serves on the boards of directors of Clarios, a business services and industrials company, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, a water treatment company, Cardone Industries, an automotive parts manufacturer, and Shaw Media, a media company. He previously served on the boards of Navistar Defense, LLC, a military vehicle company, and Root9B LLC, a cybersecurity company. Mr. Shaw earned his B.S. from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.